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Music Review: Cappella Romana – ‘The Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia’ (CD + Blu-ray)

Hagia Sophia dome

This remarkable new recording from the choir Cappella Romana uses digital processing to recreate Byzantine chant as worshipers in Hagia Sophia would have heard it.

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Theater Review (NYC): ‘Maps for a War Tourist’

The true story of 'the girl with the red foulard,' killed fighting with the PKK against the so-called Islamic State just as this production prepared to mount, takes its place in the connected and seemingly neverending sagas of the war on terror and the struggle for self-determination in the face of what may seem destiny.

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Travels in Turkey: Part 4 – Istanbul, Continued: Great Bazaars and Grand Mosques

The Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque may be the most famous structures in Istanbul, and they are certainly spectacular, but I was more taken with the largest purpose-built mosque in the city: The Süleymaniye Mosque, built in the 1550s by master architect Sinan at the command of Süleyman the Magnificent.

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